4WD Adventures Colorado  by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson

4WD Adventures: Colorado Guide Book

by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson (Adler Publishing )
4WD Adventures Colorado  by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson
Explore the grandeur of Colorado's backcountry with the whole family. Visit ghost towns straight out of the wild West. Step back in history to the remote silver mining camps of the last century. Cross spectacular mountain passes used by American Indians for century. View Colorado wildlife in its own habitat. Marvel at peaceful alpine meadows, ablaze with summer wildflowers. Access the best locations for other activities: backcountry camping, hiking, mountain-bike and trail-bike riding, hunting, and fishing. 4WD Adventures: Colorado provides detailed directions for over 70 4WD trails in Colorado, from easy to challenging.

© 2006 Peter Massey and Jeanne Wilson/Adler Publishing . All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "4WD Adventures: Colorado" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 55.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 55.

American Indians used Webster Pass for many years before the arrival of the white man. Prospectors first traveled the pass in the 1860s. In 1878, the Webster brothers built a wagon road over the cross ...
Montezuma, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 58.2
This Trail Guide consists of a large group of interconnected off-road and off-highway drives in the Isabel National Forest Area. It includes: Old Monarch Pass Road, Black Sage Pass Road, Waunita Pas ...
Sargents, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 114
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FR 632, an unpaved road from Colorado 145 to the township of Alta, is well maintained and in good conditions can be traveled easily by passenger cars. On the western side of Colorado 145 at the Ophir ...
Telluride, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 12.4
The Baldwin Lakes route is a very rough and rocky side road to the Mount Antero road. The talus roadbed is slippery, and sharp rocks make a flat tire a continual threat. High-clearance 4WDs are re ...
Saint Elmo, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 2.9
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This route provides the opportunity to travel through some of the most remote county in Colorado with scenery much different than that along any of the other trails in this book. The road deteriorates ...
Mack, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 80.2
The one-way Black Bear Pass Trail is one of the more difficult 4WD trails included in this book. It can be dangerous and has claimed many lives during the past thirty years. Just how difficult you wil ...
Telluride, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 25.2
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The route commences in Silverton and follows US 550, the Million Dollar Highway, south for twenty-one miles to the Purgatory ski resort. The route passes through the resort and its network of paved ro ...
Silverton, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 45.7
This scenic and extremely popular route is suitable for passenger vehicles, although it is unpaved and frequently scarred by numerous potholes. The route starts in Breckenridge and joins Boreas Pass R ...
Breckenridge, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 21.3
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This route, another side road to the Mount Antero Trail, is also rough and rocky but less so than the Mount Antero road. The challenge of this road is that it is narrow with very high drop-offs. To ma ...
Saint Elmo, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 4.8
Special Attractions: Access to a network of 4WD trails; Fairly easy 4WD trail that travels under the canopy of the dense forest; Aspen viewing in the fall. High-clearance 4WDs are preferred, but any ...
Fairplay, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 13.9
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Browns Lake 4WD trail is a side road from the Mount Antero road and sees much less traffic than the more-famous Mount Antero road. After turning off the Mount Antero road, you cross an alpine meadow b ...
Saint Elmo, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 3.3
This route starts in Eagle and follows the Brush Creek Valley through attractive ranch land, remaining on paved road for the first ten miles before the road forks. The route follows the right-hand for ...
Eagle, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 30.8
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Most maps do not show this road, and those that do are not accurate. This road can be used as a side route of Black Bear Pass Trail or as an alternative for those not wishing to tangle with Black Bear ...
Telluride, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 2.8
This route departs to the northwest of Animas Forks and is clearly marked to California Gulch. California Gulch road is a relatively gentle road, entirely above timberline, with numerous mine remains ...
Animas Forks, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 11.3
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This short side trip from Cinnamon Pass Road offers a very well-preserved ghost town, spectacular panoramic views from the crest of the Continental Divide, and more often than not, a section of very s ...
Animas Forks, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 3.7
Today Cinnamon Pass Road is a seasonal, moderately easy 4WD road. It is part of the historic and majestic Alpine Loop. The other half of the loop is Engineer Pass Road. These two roads form the backbo ...
Lake City, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 26.8
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The pass road remains an easy journey on a well-maintained road. The east side of the pass offers better scenery, with a varied environment of rock formations, pine forest, and open fields. On the wes ...
Saguache, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 39.6
From Gypsum to the pass, the road travels through land owned by the Bureau of Land Management, which is used for ranching. The route passes through gentle, rolling hills and a broad valley before clim ...
Gypsum, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 26.5
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The route is a long 4WD trail with varied scenery. It sees light use compared to other, better known routes in the San Juans during summer. It is usually open by the middle of June. The road starts at ...
Silverton, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 37.7
This trail provides the option of a loop tour by using Los Piños Pass Trail to return from Los Piños Pass rather than proceeding through to Lake City or north toward Gunnison. It is an easy drive and ...
Powderhorn, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 29.5
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